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Nasa's International Space Station bound SpaceX rocket explodes after lift off from Florida

Jun 29, 2015    

Cape Canaveral: An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost.The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) Falcon 9 rocket had flown 18 times previously since its 2010 debut, all successfully. Those missions included six station cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight contract worth more than $2 billion. SpaceX, as the company is known, is owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.The cause of the accident was not imme...

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